White slip flower vase
- Other titles:
- Large vase
- Not on display
- Further information
Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.
Yasuhara Kimei was a seminal figure in the development of the avant-garde ceramic movement in post-war Japan. He exhibited in the important Nitten exhibitions, and at other venues.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- circa 1950-1960
- 63.5 x 22.5cm diam (of the mask)
- Signature & date
- Signed on foot, incised "Kimey". Not dated. Signed back of lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
- Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
- Accession number